According to one study conducted by Duke University, obese workers filed twice the number of workers’ compensation claims, had seven times higher medical costs from those claims, and had 13 times more lost workdays due to injury or illness than non-obese employees.
Keep your managers and your employees healthy with wellness training. These tips are the starting block for a wellness program that can cut healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism rates, and improve employee morale and productivity.
The sleep-deprived business professional is a bit of a cliché in modern culture. We often expect to see businesspeople and other professionals spending long hours and late nights to earn their success. And regardless of why the employee may be sleep deprived, from a company perspective, why does it matter how much sleep the employee […]
According to Deloitte research, the corporate wellness market is projected to be worth $11.3 billion by 2021, and two-thirds of organizations inside the United States already claim that well-being programs are a critical part of their employment brand and culture.
In a previous post, we discussed recent survey findings, which showed that one in three managers are unable to handle high-stress, high-stakes situations in the workplace. The result of this inability can be poor team performance, which can be manifested in a number of ways.
In October, domestic violence training became mandatory for Nashville metro employees, and many other states and employers are beginning to offer or already do offer this type of training, too. But should you? First, consider the information outlined below.
The holiday season can be a very joyous time of year, but it can also be one of the most stressful times of year—especially for employees. According to survey results highlighted in Safety+Health magazine, 32% of respondents claimed that balancing holiday and work obligations makes the holidays more stressful for them and that they feel […]
Although newer research suggests that people are actually less depressed and less suicidal around the holidays, the World Health Organization reports that the number of people living around the world with depression increased 18.4% between 2005 and 2015, and that suicide was the second leading cause of death among those individuals aged 15 to 29 […]
Yesterday, we discussed behavioral intervention in the workplace and some of its benefits. Today’s post will highlight more information about how you can begin to develop and execute a behavioral intervention plan and strategy for your organization.
Stress in the workplace is now a widespread epidemic. According to extensive research conducted by The American Institute of Stress, 40% of workers reported their job was “very” or “extremely” stressful, and 80% of workers feel stress on the job. And it costs U.S. businesses $190 billion in annual healthcare costs alone—$300 billion in total. […]
Last month, we discussed criticisms surrounding claims that standing desks improve the health of users. Supporters of standing desks often point to studies that claim remaining seated for prolonged periods of time—as most office workers do—has negative impacts on our health.